Introducing Project Shield, Nvidia’s Surprise Entry Into The Handheld Market


Nvidia surprised a lot of people at their press conference during CES 2013 by announcing their own handheld system, Project Shield. The Android device has a 5-inch 720p retinal touch display and houses Nvidia’s new Tegra chip which they showed off by giving a demonstration of the handheld using the Unreal 4 engine.

Project Shield can run in 4K through an HDMI port on the system for those 0.5% percent of TV owners that have a 4K television. You should be able to get 5-10 hours of gameplay or 24 hours of video playback. No price or release date was given.

Most things like this tend to fall by the wayside quickly but a handheld that is running Unreal Engine 4 and is open to developers should excite some gamers.



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